Local family suports the Memory Walk

Harriet and Don Bell.

Harriet and Don Bell.

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A fight for a world without dementia starts today with a call to sign up for Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk.

Harriet Bell, from Coleraine, whose Grandpa has dementia, is urging people to register for the event to help the charity raise money for research and services.

“Watching my Grandpa deteriorate is awful. He has suffered a series of mini strokes and now can’t speak – this has been one of the hardest things, not hearing his voice,” she said.

Harriet (age 22) will take part in Belfast Memory Walk with a group of her friends and family, for which people can register at memorywalk.org.uk

“We are taking part in the Memory Walk to honour my Grandpa, who recently turned 84, and to help others with dementia. He has lived a wonderful life and we want to celebrate that.

“He was a hard worker and is very loved by the local community and his family.’

More than 2,000 supporters have already registered to take part in the Memory Walk, which will take place in Belfast on Saturday 26 September 2015 at Stormont Estate and Foyle on Sunday 6 September at Ebrington Square.

For more information or to sign up for Memory Walk visit memorywalk.org.uk